The brutal homicide in a McDonald’s diner in Zhaoyuan, Shandong, on May 28, 2014 of a salesgirl in a nearby clothing store called Wu Shuoyan (1977–2014), who had refused to give her phone number to visiting “missionaries.” The crime plays a key role in the Chinese rhetoric against the xie jiao, and was attributed by the CCP to The Church of Almighty God. Scholarly studies of the documents of the trial, however, proved that the murder was in fact perpetrated by a different religious movement, which had no connections with The Church of Almighty God.« Back to Glossary Index
China Has a New “Great Helmsman,” Xi Jinping
The political implications of using for Xi a title so far attributed only to Mao are alarming.
Are Apostates Reliable? 3. Disaffiliation and Captivity Narratives
There is a substantial difference between the scholarly study of disaffiliation and anti-cult tales which resembles old stories of white maidens kidnapped by Native Americans.
Church of Almighty God Refugees: Favorable Decisions by Italian Supreme Court and Court of Rome
Judges recognized that the CAG is severely persecuted in China, and members are harassed by the CCP even abroad.
Are Apostates Reliable? 1. The Problem of Apostasy
Apostates are ex-members of religions or religious movements who become sworn enemies of the faith they have left. They have existed for centuries.